|Strategies for reusing content
Simple Help Editor offers a number of features to make it easier to
reuse content for different versions of applications, and other
You can take advantage of Placeholders to
define different meanings for a term. For example, you can easily
accommodate product name changes, version numbers, etc..
If you are creating Help books for a number of different
applications or application versions, you may find Simple Help
Editor's Glossaries feature helpful. It
can save significant typing when writing content for different
QuickStyles let you change the text
styling for different text entities. In addition to making it
easier to maintain stylistic consistency, QuickStyles can make it
easy to accommodate the availability of different sets of system
fonts on different platforms.
You may want to use the same content for the Help books for
versions of the same application that run on different platforms.
However that may require different index pages for Windows-based
and Mac OS X-based Help books to accommodate differences in their
interfaces. Simple Help Editor makes it easy to change a Help book's index file
for just that reason.
Likewise, you may want to use the same text for different Help
books but show different images. The ability to designate an Images
folder in the Folders panel of the
Settings window allows you to do just that. For example, if you had
a Help book for an application with Mac and Windows versions, you
could have a folder full of Mac screenshots, and one with Windows
screenshots, each with identically named and sized image files.
Then you simply set the proper images folder for each Help book's
Simple Help Editor also makes it easy to import content you've written in Simple Help
Editor for one application into a Help book for a different
Simple Help Editor allows you to designate a page to not be exported for one target or another.
Additionally, you can mark a page to be omitted from a Help book's contents list.
When reusing content, it is recommended that you create different
settings flies for different Help books,
rather than simply editing an existing Help book's settings.
Simple Help Editor makes it easy to create content for a Help book
for Windows on a Macintosh, and vice-versa. However it is
recommended that you always preview and test the final Help book on
the intended target platform.